Kaya, L.*; Vogt, A.*; Reiter, P.*; Siciliano, M.*; 清水 則孝*; 宇都野 穣; Wang, H.-K.*; Gargano, A.*; Coraggio, L.*; Itaco, N.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 100(2), p.024323_1 - 024323_18, 2019/08
Vaquero, V.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Rodrguez-Snchez, J. L.*; Tostevin, J. A.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Wimmer, K.*; Chen, S.*; Orlandi, R.; 他26名*
Physics Letters B, 795, p.356 - 361, 2019/08
Inclusive one- and multi-nucleon removal cross sections were measured for several Sn, Sb and Te isotopes beyond the = 82 neutron shell closure at RIBF, RIKEN. The experimental cross sections are compared to predictions from the most recent Liege intranuclear cascade model. Severe discrepancies are observed and are discussed. Also, the measured inclusive one-proton knockout cross section for the semi-magic Sn projectile is compared to eikonal direct reaction theory calculations to assess if the suppression factors to these calculated cross sections are applicable to heavy nuclei.
Vaquero, V.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Wimmer, K.*; Moro, A. M.*; Orlandi, R.; 他28名*
Physical Review C, 99(3), p.034306_1 - 034306_14, 2019/03
The reduced transition probability B(E2; 0) to the first excited 2 state of the neutron-rich nucleus Te, with two protons and two neutrons outside the doubly magic Sn core, was measured via Coulomb excitation at relativistic energies at the RIKEN Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory. In the experiment, Te isotopes impinged on a 950 mg/cm Au target. The measured B(E2) value, 0.191(26) eb, is in good agreement with the result of a recent experiment employing low-energy Coulomb excitation. Because of the high statistics gathered in this work the error of the deduced B(E2) value is dominated by the systematic uncertainties involved in the analysis of Coulomb excitation experiments at beam energies around 150 MeV/u. These uncertainties were assessed for the first time and will be of use for future experiments at RIBF.
Orlandi, R.; Pain, S. D.*; Ahn, S.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Schmitt, K. T.*; Bardayan, D. W.*; Catford, W. N.*; Chapman, R.*; Chipps, K. A.*; Cizewski, J. A.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 785, p.615 - 620, 2018/10
Low-lying neutron-hole states in Sn were populated via the Sn(d,t) reaction at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The triton angular distributions were compared to DWBA calculations and revealed spectroscopic factors compatible with a single-hole nature of the states populated. The data permit to determine the spin-orbit splitting of the strongly bound and neutron orbits below the shell gap, which was compared to the splitting of the weakly bound 3 and 2 orbits above the gap. The comparison revealed a smaller energy splitting of the 3 orbits. All splittings were reproduced using Woods-Saxon calculations, and the lower splitting of the 3 orbits was explained to arise from the large radial extent of the wavefunction and small value of the amplitude at the surface. This result is important to understand at a fundamental level the spin-orbit interaction, and its effects on neutron-rich nuclei.
Shand, C. M.*; Podolyk, Zs.*; Grska, M.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Nowacki, F.*; Otsuka, T.*; Sieja, K.*; Tostevin, J. A.*; Tsunoda, T.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 773, p.492 - 497, 2017/10
Low-lying states in neutron-rich Zn nuclei were measured for the first time via in-beam -ray spectroscopy at RIKEN. These include the 4 to 2 in Zn and the 2 to 0 and 4 to 2 in Zn. The reduced E() energies and increased E(4)/E(2) ratios at =52,54 compared to Zn attest that the magicity is confined just on the neutron number =50 only. The levels observed in Zn suggest the onset of deformation towards heavier Zn isotopes. The data were compared to state-of-the-art shell model calculations.
Jungclaus, A.*; Grawe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; 炭竃 聡之*; Taprogge, J.*; Xu, Z. Y.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 772, p.483 - 488, 2017/09
A new high-spin isomer in the neutron-rich nucleus Cd was populated in the projectile fission of a U beam at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory at RIKEN. A half-life of T = 6.3(8) ms was measured for the new state which was tentatively assigned a spin/parity of (15). The isomeric state decays via the emission of a 309-keV ray with multipolarity. The experimental results are compared to shell model calculations performed using state-of-the-art realistic effective interactions and to the neighbouring nucleus Cd. The comparison with calculations shows that adjustments of the pairing and multipole parts of the effective interaction derived from the CD-Bonn nucleon-nucleon potential are required in order to describe the properties of nuclei in the region around Sn.
Flavigny, F.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Delaroche, J.-P.*; Girod, M.*; Libert, J.*; Rodriguez, T. R.*; Authelet, G.*; 馬場 秀忠*; Calvet, D.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 118(24), p.242501_1 - 242501_6, 2017/06
The first -ray spectroscopy of very neutron rich Kr isotopes was carried out at the RIBF at RIKEN Nishina center. Excited states in these isotopes were populated via (p,2p) reactions using radioactive Rb beams accelerated to 220 MeV/nucleon. The new data show a significant increase in deformation beyond N=60, as well as competing configurations (shape-coexistence) at low energy. The data were compared with beyond-mean-field calculations which predict level energies in good agreement with observation, and suggest oblate-prolate shape coexistence.
Vaquero, V.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Wimmer, K.*; Gargano, A.*; Tostevin, J. A.*; Chen, S.*; Ncher, E.*; Sahin, E.*; 志賀 慶明*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 118(20), p.202502_1 - 202502_5, 2017/05
Excited states in Sn were populated following one-neutron knockout reaction from an unstable Sn beam at the RIBF laboratory in RIKEN. In addition to the already known rays, additional strength was observed for the first time in the excitation-energy range 3.5-5.5 MeV. Since the neutron separation energy of Sn is low, this observation provides direct evidence for the radioactive decay of neutron-unbound states in this nucleus. The ability of decay to compete with neutron emission was attributed to a mismatch between the wave functions of the initial and final states in the neutron emission case. These findings suggest that in the region south-east of Sn, nuclear structure effects play a significant role in the decay of unbound states, which are instead usually ignored in the evaluation of neutron-emission probabilities in astrophysical simulations.
Chen, S.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Obertelli, A.*; Rodriguez, T. R.*; Authelet, G.*; 馬場 秀忠*; Calvet, D.*; Chteau, F.*; Corsi, A.*; Delbart, A.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 95(4), p.041302_1 - 041302_6, 2017/04
Neutron-rich isotopes of selenium, Se, where studied via in beam -ray spectroscopy after nucleon removal reactions at RIBF in RIKEN. The low-energy excitations of these nuclei were investigated using - coincidences, and the first and second excited 2 states were found at remarkably low energies. The analysis and comparison with self-consistent beyond-mean field calculations suggest that both shape coexistence and triaxiality are needed to describe these isotopes.
Paul, N.*; Corsi, A.*; Obertelli, A.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Authelet, G.*; 馬場 秀忠*; Bally, B.*; Bender, M.*; Calvet, D.*; Chteau, F.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 118(3), p.032501_1 - 032501_7, 2017/01
The first measurement of rays emitted by the very neutron rich nuclei Mo (Z=42) and Zr (Z=40) was carried out at the RIBF facility at RIKEN. These data shine light on the postulated N=70 harmonic oscillator shell. If the spin-orbit splitting which gives rise to the N=82 shell gap is reduced in very neutron-rich nuclei, the harmonic oscillator gap at N=70 should open instead. However, both the measured energy of the first excited state Mo and Zr, respectively 235(7) keV and 185(11) keV, and their E(4)/E(2) ratio, indicate that these nuclei are good rotors, and exclude the shell stabilization scenario at Z=40 and N=70. These results were compared to state-of-the-art density functional theoretical calculations using Gogny and Skyrme effective interactions.
Jungclaus, A.*; Grawe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P. A.*; 炭竃 聡之*; Taprogge, J.*; Xu, Z. Y.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 94(2), p.024303_1 - 024303_8, 2016/08
The decay of the semi-magic nucleus Cd has been studied at the RIBF facility at the RIKEN Nishina Center. The high statistics of the present experiment allowed for a revision of the established level scheme of In and the observation of additional feeding to high lying core-excited states in In. The experimental results are compared to shell-model calculations employing a model space consisting of the full major neutron and proton shells, and good agreement is found.
Jungclaus, A.*; Gargano, A.*; Grawe, H.*; Taprogge, J.*; 西村 俊二*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Shimizu, Y.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 93(4), p.041301_1 - 041301_6, 2016/04
For the first time, the decay of excited states in a nucleus situated "south-east" of Sn have been observed, in a region where experimental information is limited to ground-state properties. Six rays from Cd, produced in the fragmentation of a U beam at RIBF at RIKEN. The rays were studied using the EURICA array of Ge detectors. The new experimental information is compared to results from realistic shell-model calculations, which are the first in this region far from stability. Comparison with calculations suggests that at least four out of six new transitions can be attributed to the particle-hole configuration of one neutron in the and one proton hole in the orbits, respectively. This work constitutes an important first step towards the exploration of nuclear structure in this unknown region of the nuclear chart.
Illana, A.*; Perea, A.*; Ncher, E.*; Orlandi, R.; Jungclaus, A.*
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 785, p.47 - 54, 2015/06
This article describes the development of a chamber to measure the magnetic moments of excited states of fast radioactive ions. The measurement consists of an integrated perturbed angular correlation. The radioactive ions experience a strong transient field when crossing a gadolinium backing magnetized by an external magnetic field, and cooled via thermal contact with a liquid nitrogen circuit. The chamber was already employed successfully at REX-ISOLDE, CERN, to measure the g-factor of the 2 state in Zn.
Taprogge, J.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Grawe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; 炭竃 聡之*; Xu, Z. Y.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 91(5), p.054324_1 - 054324_11, 2015/05
The decay of Cd, produced in relativistic fission of a U beam, was studied at the RIKEN Nishina Center. From the -ray analysis, 31 excited states and 69 ray transitions were established in the level scheme of In, and compared with state-of-the-art shell-model calculations. It was found that the decay of Cd is dominated by Gamow teller transitions, but a non-negligible contribution to the decay is also made by first-forbidden transitions. To estimate the contribution of first-forbidden transitions is important for calculations of the -decay half-lives of nuclei in this region.
Lorusso, G.*; 西村 俊二*; Xu, Z. Y.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Shimizu, Y.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; Watanabe, H.*; Browne, F.*; Doornenbal, P.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 114(19), p.192501_1 - 192501_7, 2015/05
The -decay half-lives of 110 neutron-rich isotopes of the elements from Rb to Sn were measured at the RIBF Facility at RIKEN, Japan. The new data demonstrate the persistence of shell structure far from stability and have direct implications for the -process calculations. In particular, the new half-lives have a global impact on the calculated -process elemental abundances, and alleviate the underproduction of isotopes just above and below the A=130 peak, which in the past required the introduction of shell structure modifications. Reaction-network calculations based on the new data reinforce the notion that the r-process abundance pattern may result from the freeze-out of a (n,)(,n) equilibrium.
Sahin, E.*; Doncel, M.*; Sieja, K.*; de Angelis, G.*; Gadea, A.*; Quintana, B.*; Grgen, A.*; Modamio, V.*; Mengoni, D.*; Valiente-Dobn, J. J.*; et al.
Physical Review C, 91(3), p.034302_1 - 034302_9, 2015/03
The level structure of the neutron-rich Cu, Cu, and Cu isotopes was investigated using multinucleon transfer reactions at Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro using the AGATA Demonstrator array coupled to the PRISMA magnetic spectrometer. Lifetimes of excited states in Cu nuclei were measured with the recoil-distance Doppler-shift method. The resulting electromagnetic matrix elements for transitions from excited states in Cu nuclei was used to assess the collective or single-particle character of these states. The results are compared with predictions of large-scale shell-model calculations, showing how the proton pf shell evolve as neutrons fill the 1g orbital.
Orlandi, R.; Mcher, D.*; Raabe, R.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Pain, S. D.*; Bildstein, V.*; Chapman, R.*; de Angelis, G.*; Johansen, J. G.*; Van Duppen, P.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 740, p.298 - 302, 2015/01
Single-neutron states in Zn have been populated using the reaction Zn(d,p) at REX-Isolde, CERN. The analysis reveals that the lowest excited states in Zn lie at approximately 1 MeV, and involve neutron orbits above the N=50 shell gap. A 5/2 configuration was assigned to the 983-keV state. Comparison with large-scale shell model calculations supports a robust neutron N=50 shell closure for Ni. These data constitute an important step towards the understanding the magicity of Ni and the structure of nuclei in the region.
Taprogge, J.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Grawe, H.*; 西村 俊二*; Xu, Z. Y.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Ncher, E.*; Simpson, G. S.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; et al.
Physics Letters B, 738, p.223 - 227, 2014/11
The decay of an isomeric state in the neutron-rich nucleus Cd was observed via the detection of internal conversion and Compton electrons. This measurement provided the first experimental information on excited states in this nucleus. The isomer was populated in the projectile fission of a U beam at the RIBF facility at RIKEN. From the measured yields of rays and internal conversion electrons, E3 multipolarity was tentatively assigned to the isomeric transition. A half-life of 3.6(2) ms was determined for this new state which, by comparison with shell-model calculations, was tentatively assigned a spin of (21/2).
Simpson, G. S.*; Gey, G.*; Jungclaus, A.*; Taprogge, J.*; 西村 俊二*; Sieja, K.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Lorusso, G.*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; 炭竃 聡之*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 113(13), p.132502_1 - 132502_6, 2014/09
Delayed -ray cascades, originating from the decay of 6 isomeric states, in the very neutron-rich, semimagic isotopes Sn were observed following the projectile fission of a U beam at RIBF, RIKEN. The wave functions of these isomeric states are proposed to be predominantly a fully aligned pair of f neutrons. Shell-model calculations, performed using a realistic effective interaction, reproduce well the energies of the excited states of these nuclei and the measured transition rates, with the exception of the 2;6) rate of Sn, which deviates from a simple seniority scheme. Empirically reducing the orbit matrix elements produces a 4+1 state with almost equal seniority 2 and 4 components, correctly reproducing the experimental 2;6) rate of Sn. These data provide a key benchmark for shell-model interactions far from stability.
Watanabe, H.*; Lorusso, G.*; 西村 俊二*; Otsuka, T.*; Ogawa, K.*; Xu, Z. Y.*; 炭竃 聡之*; Sderstrm, P.-A.*; Doornenbal, P.*; Li, Z.*; et al.
Physical Review Letters, 113(4), p.042502_1 - 042502_6, 2014/07
A new isomer with a half-life of 23.0(8) ms has been identified in Pd at 2406 keV excitation. The proposed spin and parity configuration is 10, with maximally aligned configuration of two neutron hole. -decay from the long-lived isomer was also observed to populated excited states at high spins in Ag. The small energy difference between the 10 and 7 isomers in Pd was interpreted in the frame of the monopole shift of the 1 neutron orbit. The effects of the monopole interaction on the evolution of single-neutron energies below Sn are discussed in terms of central and tensor forces.